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8AM - 5PM

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Service Line Clinical Program Director - Pharmacy


CHRISTUS System Office


Supply Chain




CHRISTUS Corp Irving Offices 919 and 909 Buildings


919 Hidden Ridge
Irving, TX  75038
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This position reports to the Vice President, Supply Chain. The Service Line Director, Pharmacy will be responsible for providing system-wide management of the pharmacy contract portfolio including custom and Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contracts for CHRISTUS Health. This position is responsible for maintaining relationships and serving as a liaison between the GPO, pharmacy suppliers, local ministries and the corporate pharmacy team. To be an effective part of the team; must be a self-sufficient person who can interpret facility needs, be able to effectively manage projects from beginning to end, translate objectives, execute outcomes and present project deliverables to multiple audiences. 

  • Follows the CHRISTUS Health guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • Consistently supports CHRISTUS Health’s Spirit of Serving Standards, in line with the Mission, Vision, and values of CHRISTUS Health.
  • Assists in analyzing and implementing the pharmacy contract portfolio while supporting the Supply Chain Vision and Mission.
  • Serves as the system-wide supply chain pharmacy subject matter expert to all CHRISTUS Health facility department directors, buyers and executives.
  • Serves as the liaison between the group purchasing organization (GPO), pharmacy suppliers and the corporate pharmacy team.
  • Establish, track and monitor the service line’s monthly and annual performance objectives and report these on the savings pipeline monthly.
  • Serves as the clinical expert for the service line to the contracting team and works closely with them on contract requirements for custom contracts.
  • Identifies opportunities for custom contracts to fill gaps and increase contract coverage for the CHRISTUS Health System.
  • Works with the pharmacy analyst to prepare savings opportunities and track implemented results including rebates earned.
  • Manages, tracks and regularly reports on status of service line projects.
  • Identifies opportunities within service line that assist system in lowering not only cost of supplies but also utilization of supplies.
  • Serves as a resource on the Corporate Pharmacy P&T Committee providing updates on current initiatives and contract updates.
  • Sets and achieves savings targets for service line working with the GPO and pharmacy wholesaler.
  • Supports pharmacy efforts in our physician clinics and ambulatory surgery centers.
  • Participates on the GPO Pharmacy Advisory Board calls and meetings.
  • Signs the GPO letters of commitments for all facilities.
  • Interfaces with various levels of management and requires external contacts with important end users, hospital executives, internal customers and suppliers to develop solutions.
  • Uses research, data analysis and modeling to gain support for project implementation and development of project plan.
  • Designs and creates charts, graphs, tables, and reports to support findings and develop recommendations.
  • Cultivates and develops both new and existing relationships in the facilities.
  • Develops and plans for any mitigation steps necessary to meet customer expectations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President. 


  • BS or PharmD in pharmacy required; Master’s Degree preferred 5-7 years related experience
  • Minimum 5 –year related experience in healthcare service line
  • Highly proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite, including MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, and MS Outlook
  • Excellent communicator, speaker, and listener
  • Analytical and quantitative thinker
  • Business planning skills to include cost impact analysis
  • Enjoys teaching, coaching, and mentoring
  • Strong working knowledge of healthcare cost accounting, finance, reimbursement, clinical services, and ancillary and related support services
  • Ability to operate in a complex, dynamic environment
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form
  • Ability to work occasional long or irregular hours including nights and weekends
  • Meeting deadlines in high pressure environment
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership role working for a large health system/IDN with multiple facilities including hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and clinics.
  • Acute care pharmacy leadership experience or GPO experience preferred.
  • Requires a high degree of professional knowledge in (service line) products and processes including familiarity with 340B.
  • Clinical pharmacy experience including formulary management preferred.
  • Requires a high degree of Value Analysis Team processes and experience including facilitation.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive work experience in a leadership role supporting the pharmacy service line.
  • Active licensure as a pharmacist within the United States required; Louisiana, Texas or New Mexico licensure preferred

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Service Line Clinical Program Director - Pharmacy